Author: Mary Knapp

In the Spring time, weather warnings come in many forms. We are accustomed to warnings for winter weather, fire weather and severe weather. One less common warning was issued in 1994 on April 25th. Strong winds of 60 to 70 mph created dust storms that reduced visibilities to near zero and damage over parts of southwest Kansas. A dust storm warning was issued which is extremely uncommon. Zero visibility in areas forced vehicles off roadways. A Kansas highway patrol spokesman was quoted as saying it was parallel to whiteout in a snowstorm.

Frost on Cabbage (public domain)

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library